Saffell, Cameron
Photograph Collection, undated
11 prints
SWCPC 891 E1

Matador Cattle Co. reunion.

Saint Francis, Texas
Photograph Collection, 1888-1977 and undated
81 B/W copy prints, 1 B/W contact sheet and 82 B/W negatives
SWCPC 295 E1(A-B), E2(A-B) and E5

This collection consists of photographs of groups of individuals, social activities, building structures, hunting, vineyards, sausage making, and farming.

St. Francis, Texas is a Catholic farming community located in Potter County. St. Francis was established in 1908 as a station on the Southern Kansas Railway line. The town had a general store and a post office. In 1909 the Catholic Church was built. In 1933 the Franciscan Sisters established a parochial school. The population has fluctuated between 25 and 70 residents since its establishment.

Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church (Lubbock, Texas)
Photograph Collection, undated
2 sepia photo prints
SWCPC 691 E1

This collection consists of two images of the new St. Paul’s Episcopal Church building. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church has been in Lubbock for many years. It has undergone a number of renovations since its construction. The original church known as St. Paul’s on the Plains Episcopal Church was a small wooden building. The building was sold by the church in 1939.

San Angelo, Texas
Photograph Collection, 1875-1969
289 copy prints, 17 postcards
SWCPC 143 (A)-(D)

Contains photos of the people and businesses in San Angelo from 1875-1969, and bulks with photographs from 1875-1920. The collection also includes photographs of street carts (1908) and automobiles (1906).

San Angelo was established as a trading post for the army garrison at Fort Concho in Tom Green County, Texas. Originally known as Santa Angela, the town became the county seat when its rival settlement, Ben Ficklin, washed away during a flood in 1882. The Santa Fe Railway arrived in 1888 and the Kansas City, Mexico, and Orient reached the town in 1909. Today San Angelo is one of the largest wool markets in the United States and headquarters for the Texas Sheep and Goat Raiser's Association.

San Angelo, Texas
Photograph Collection, undated
1 sepia post card
SWCPC 143 E1

This collection consists of one picture postcard showing a wagon train through downtown San Angelo.

San Angelo, Texas is the county seat of Tom Green County. The history of the town began with the presence of the military in the 1860s. The character of the early settlement was dictated by the many saloons, prostitutes and gamblers. Ranching and agriculture supported the community and San Angelo eventually became a shipping center. Population growth was slow but steady. In 1990 the population was 85,000.

San Angelo Business Pioneers (Texas)
Photograph Collection, 1920-1940
62 copy prints

Consists of photographs of the men and women considered the pioneers of the San Angelo business community (1920-1940).

San Angelo was established as a trading post for the army garrison at Fort Concho in Tom Green County, Texas. Originally known as Santa Angelo, the town became the county seat when its rival settlement, Ben Ficklin, washed away during a flood in 1882. The Santa Fe Railroad arrived in 1888 and the Kansas City, Mexico, and Orient reached the town in 1909. Today San Angelo is one of the largest wool markets in the United States.

San Antonio, Texas
Photograph Collection, 1880-1957 and undated
49 copy prints, 1 photo print: B/W: various sizes and 49 copy negatives

Bulks with photographs San Jose Mission; Ladies Dinner at the Standard Brands Pecan Plant; the Alamo; Alamo Iron Works; campaign parade for John Nance Garner; groups of people; architecture; a lake; a river; and a water fall.

San Antonio, located in Bexar County, Texas, grew out of San Antonio de Bexar Presidio, founded in 1718, and the villa of San Fernando de Bexar, chartered by Canary Islanders in 1731. During the Texas Revolution it was the site of several battles, including the siege of Bexar and the battle of the Alamo, which made it one of the most fought-over cities in North America. Under the Republic of Texas San Antonio was chartered in 1837 as the seat of Bexar County. After Texas entered the Union it became a servicing and distribution center for settlers moving westward. After the Civil War the city prospered as a cattle, distribution, mercantile, and military center for the border and the Southwest. By the late twentieth century tourism had become one of the city’s most important industries.

San Antonio, Texas
Photograph Collection, 1925 and undated
2 B/W photo prints
SWCPC 148 E8

This collection consists of two images of military bases in San Antonio, Texas.

San Antonio is located at the headwaters of the San Antonio River in Bexar County. The town grew around San Antonio de Bexar Presidio, founded in 1718. During the Texas Revolution the town was the site of several battles including the siege of Bexar and the Battle of the Alamo. During the American Civil War, San Antonio served as a Confederate shipping depot. Following 1865, San Antonio remained a major shipping and military center.

San Antonio Musicians Union (Texas)
Photograph Collection, 1921-1971
64 copy prints

Consists of photographs of musical groups belonging to Local #23 of the American Federation of Musicians (1921-1971) and bulks with photographs dating from 1950 to 1964.

The Musician's Society of San Antonio, Texas is Local #23 of the American Federation of Musicians. Founded in 1896, the organization serves musicians in twenty-one counties of south central Texas and coordinates activities for all types of bands, orchestras, and musical groups.

San Felipe de Austin Map
Photograph Collection, undated
1 B/W contact sheet; 19 B/W negatives
Contains images of map of San Felipe de Austin under Mexico in 1824. Images are a copy of a photostatic copy of the original in the General Land Office, Austin, Texas.

San Marcos, Texas
Photograph Collection, 1900
12 copy prints

Consists of photographs of people and places in San Marcos, Texas (1900).

San Saba County, Texas
Photograph Collection, 1874-1968
65 copy prints
SWCPC 88 E1-E3

Consists of photographs of San Saba County, Texas (1874-1968), and bulks with photographs of town scenes, recreational activities, and prominent citizens and groups (1900-1910).

Located on the northeastern portion of the Edwards Plateau in south central Texas, San Saba County covers 1,116 square miles on the Colorado and San Saba Rivers. It was organized in 1856 with the county seat at San Saba. Farming and stock raising, especially sheep and goats, provide the main sources of income for the county.

San Saba County, Texas
Photograph Collection, 1900-1968
48 B/W copy prints and 60 B/W negatives

This collection includes groups of individuals, architecture, a waterfall, a stone quarry, horse racing, an auto excursion, railroad construction activity, and a water mill.

San Saba County is located in west central Texas. It was organized in 1856. The economic base is agribusiness, stone processing, tourism, hunting leases, and government/services. San Saba is the county seat.

Sanchez, Daniel U.
Photograph Collection, 1920s and undated
2 color laser copies
SWCPC 780 E1

The images are of the Sanchez Family members. One is of Daniel’s grandfather, Juventino Ramirez Sanchez, and the other image is of Juventino’s five children. They are Julian, Sinforoso, Celia, Olga, and Aurora. Sinforoso is Daniel’s father.

Daniel U. Sanchez is a native of Lubbock, Texas. After graduating from Lubbock High School in the 1970s, he attended Texas Tech University and is currently an oral historian with the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library.

Sanders, Adran D.
Photograph Collection, ca. 1900
6 B/W photo prints:5 X 7
Is comprised of photographs of groups of people and the interior of an early-day store in Tahoka, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Adran D. Sanders lived in Tahoka, Texas.

Sanders, C. E.
Photograph Collection, 1950
8 copy prints

Consists of photographs taken of an archaeological dig for Indian artifacts near Ruidoso, New Mexico (ca. 1950).

Charles E. Sanders farmed in Lynn and Crosby counties on the South Plains of Texas. He and his wife, VeNoy, became very active in state and local history efforts.

Sanders, Mrs. C. E.
Photograph Collection, 1957
1 B/W copy negative

Collection contains image of Lynn County, Texas resident, J. Edd Ketner and his family in 1957. J. Edd Ketner was a rancher in Lynn County. He won a lawsuit against cattleman C. C. Slaughter in the case Ketner vs. Regan concerning land ownership.

Santa Anna, Texas
Photograph Collection, 1887-1930
75 copy prints

Consists of photographs of Santa Anna, Texas (1887-1930), and bulks with photographs of street scenes and groups of people (1895-1921). The collection also includes photographs of a wolf hunt (1909); the Ladies' Whiskey Smashing (1890); and of wheat threshing (1917-1919).

Located on the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railroad in central Coleman County, Santa Anna was first settled by ranchers during the 1860s. Today the population is over 1,500. Ben W. McIver came to Texas from North Carolina in 1892, and by 1895, had settled in Coleman County where he established a farm between Santa Anna and Trickham. Many members of the McIver family still farm and work in the Santa Anna area. The major economic support for the community comes from farming, ranching, and oil production from the nearby Trickham oil field.

Santa Fe Expedition
Photograph Collection, undated
18 B/W negatives
SWCPC 726 E1

This collection consists of negatives of maps and paintings related to the Santa Fe Expedition.

In November 1841, Texas President Mirabeau B. Lamar urged congress to authorize an expedition to Santa Fe. He believed that Texas needed to exert her authority over its western lands. General Hugh McLeod commanded a military escort of 270 men. The force met great hardship on the Llano Estacado and was subsequently captured by Mexican forces.

Santa Fe Railroad (Slaton Division of San Angelo Branch)
Photograph Collection, 1911-1997 and undated
613 color prints, 149 B/W prints, and 21 leaves
SWCPC 119 E3

Collection of photographs of individuals who worked for the Santa Fe Railroad out of the Slaton Division of the San Angelo, Texas branch over the past fifty years. Some poses taken from trains, depots, or office areas. Some news clipping and other paper documents were incorporated with the photo collection. See attached inventory for details.

The Santa Fe Railroad became a subsidiary of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe (ATSF) Railroad Company during the 1880s. The railroad was a vital way of transportation in a country with few or no roads for the current means of travel at the time. It transported people, produce, and supplies. Over the years the railroad has become less of a means of travel since heavy-duty trucks did just as good a job.

Santa Fe Trail
Photograph Collection, undated
72 B/W prints

Includes photos of the Santa Fe Trail in New Mexico, postcards and other related material. Many of the photos are captioned to describe the scenes.

Schardein, Mike
Photograph Collection, 1983-1988 and undated
222 color slides
SWCPC 697 E1

This collection consists of slides of campus life. Most images are of various fraternities at Texas Tech University.Mike Schardein is the Assistant Dean of Students at Texas Tech University.

Schleicher County, Texas
Photograph Collection, 1860-1940
50 copy prints, 1 photo print
SWCPC 50 E1-E2

This artificial collection of photographs of Schleicher County, Texas (1905-1940), bulks with photographs of Eldorado, Texas (1905-1940). The collection also contains a photograph of a mule-driven freight train carrying cotton (undated) and a Traveler's Insurance Company print of Confederate Army commanders.

Schleicher County, in southwestern Texas, was organized in 1901. Its economy is based on livestock and oil production. Eldorado has served as the county seat and commercial center since its organization. The county currently supports a population of over 2000. West Texas Utilities supplies energy throughout Schleicher County.

Schmidt, Stephen
Photograph Collection, 1890-1920
18 photos

Consists of photographs of the Schmidt family and San Angelo, Texas (1890-1920).

The Schmidt family came from Hungary in 1907 and opened a restaurant in New York City. Stephen Schmidt was born in 1925. After working as an architect and museum director in numerous locales, he became director of the restoration project at Fort Concho in San Angelo, Texas, in 1968.

Schreiner, Charles Armand
Photograph Collection, 1900-1920
28 copy prints

Consists of photographs of the Armand Schreiner family including various residences and places of employment (1900-1920). The collection also contains copies of early legal documents such as land grants, land scripts, deeds, and land patents pertaining to the family.

Captain Charles Armand Schreiner was born in the Alsace region of France in 1838. In 1852, he emigrated to Texas where he joined the Texas Rangers and later served in the Confederate Army. He married Lena Enderle in 1861 and after the Civil war, established the YO Ranch near Kerrville, Texas. In 1869, Schreiner opened a general merchandise business in Kerrville and later opened a bank bearing his name. Following his death in 1927, his estate was divided among eight children, and the their families continue to operate his business enterprises.[H.A.]

Schreiner, Charles
Photograph Collection, 1976
13 contact prints

The collection consists of contact photos from 35 mm negatives. Charles Schreiner and D. Burns are shown participating in a Longhorn Trail Drive (ca. July 1976).

Charles Schreiner III is the owner of the YO Ranch and game preserve in Kerr County, Texas. D. (Douglas) Burns was manager of the Pitchfork Ranch in Dickens and King Counties and a director of the Ranching Heritage Center at Texas Tech University.

Schulze, Hugo
Photograph Collection, 1890-1938
63 copy prints

Contains historic photos of the Schulze family in Mason County, Texas, from 1890-1938.

Ferdinand Schulze emigrated to Texas from Germany in 1846. The Schulze family eventually settled in Mason County, where they farmed and raised goats. Hugo Oscar Schulze served in the army during World War I and then raised cotton and peanuts near Mason, Texas.

Scurry County, Texas
Photograph Collection, 1886-1960
62 copy prints

Consists of photographs of Scurry County, Texas (1886-1960), and bulks with photographs of Snyder, Texas (1910-1930).

Scurry County, covering 909 square miles, lies at the foot of the Llano Estacado in West Texas. Organized in 1884, the county's economy depended largely on dairy farming, stock raising, and oil production. Snyder, the county seat, was founded as a trading post in 1877. The Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway reached Snyder in 1911. The opening of the Snyder oil field during the 1940s caused an increase in the town's population to the current level of almost 13,000.

Seagraves, Texas
Photograph Collection, 1928-1949
2 photos, 19 copy prints

Consists of photographs of a fire at the Petersburg Bank (1928) and photographs of the Seagraves Carbon Plant in Seagraves, Texas (1948-1949).

Secrist, John Clarence
Photograph Collection, 1910-1912
1 B/W contact sheet
SWCPC 366 E3

Collection contains images of tent show entertainers from the Grandi Stock Company and the Chase Lister Company, circa 1911. Bulks with same.

Secrist, Marguerite Jennings
Photograph Collection, 1912
1 copy print
SWCPC 366 E2

Features a group portrait of the Jennings tent show actors standing in front of a train (ca. 1907).

Secrist performed with the Jennings tent shows throughout California and the Midwest. Her father, Tom Jennings, organized the company to bring quality entertainment to small towns.

Security State Bank of Ralls, Texas
Photograph Collection, 1900-1920
2 B/W copy prints

Collection includes two images of ranches in Garza County, Texas. Includes the OS and U Lazy S ranches. Bulks with the U Lazy S Ranch.

Sedeno, Lorenzo M., Sr.
Photograph Collection, 1999
2 color prints
SWCPC 764 E1

Photos of Lorenzo M. Sedeno, Sr. These photos were taken by Daniel Sanchez as part of his duties interviewing people for the Southwest Collection oral history program. Born in San Angelo on November 24, 1930, Mr. Sedeno discusses his life and career with several references to racism and bootlegging.

Segulia, Frances
Photograph Collection, 1883-1984
25 B/W copy negatives; 4 B/W copy prints; and 1 color slide

Is comprised of images of West Texas including poll tax registration, Matador Ranch cowboys, farmers and equipment, passenger train, mounted cowboys, house, portraits, and real estate promotional materials. Bulks with real estate promotion.

Frances Segulia from Tornillo, Texas, 35 miles southeast of El Paso, was connected with the Hudspeth County, Texas Water Conservation and Reclamation District, the Roller Gin Company, and cotton production in West Texas.

Sellers, Morris
Photograph Collection, 1910-1920
11 copy prints

Consists of photographs of the H. A. Sellers family and businesses in Grove, Oklahoma (1910-1920), and also includes a photograph of the Westville Bank in Westville, Oklahoma (1914).

The Sellers family owned and operated several successful businesses in Grove, Oklahoma, during the early years of the twentieth century. H. A. Sellers Mercantile Company provided general goods, while Dr. R. L. Sellers ran a corner drug store in the 1920s.

Sellmeyer, Ralph
Photograph Collection, 1920-1970
3 copy prints, 12 contact sheets, 191 copy negatives

Contains a photographic history of Texas Tech football (1920-1970), and also includes publicity photos, yearbook photos, group portraits, and a photo print of Joe Kirk Fulton, the first Red Raider (ca. 1955).

With James Davidson, Sellmeyer published the book,
The Red Raiders: Texas Tech Football, in 1978. The photographs in this collection were collected for use in the book. Sellmeyer served as professor of journalism at Texas Tech University.

Serna, Luis U.
Photograph Collection, circa 1942
1 B/W copy print: 3-¾ x 5 and 2 negatives

This collection includes a photograph of the donor in military uniform during World War II. The donor was captured during World War II and was subsequently rescued by the Russian Army.

Shallowater, Texas
Photograph Collection, 1910-1921
6 copy prints, 7 copy negatives
SWCPC 259 E1-E2

This artificial collection consists of photographs of Shallowater, Texas (1910-1921), and bulks with photographs of the agriculture and cotton industry (1921). These include photographs of cotton yards (1921)and the Shallowater gin (1921).

Shallowater, Texas
Photograph Collection, 1921 and undated
7 B/W copy prints and 7 B/W negatives
SWCPC 259 E1-E2

This collection consists of photographs of building structures, individuals, and farm equipment relating to Shallowater, Texas. Shallowater is a small farm town ten miles northwest of Lubbock, Texas with a population of 2045.

Shannon, Harley
Photograph Collection, 1870s-1990s
1700 B/W and color prints and negatives

Photographs of mostly duplicate images from the Frank Reeves Photograph Collection. Also includes photographs of the National Cowboy Symposium held in Lubbock, Texas each year, Helenn Rumpel, William Curry and Frances Holden, military officers, dust storms, tornadoes, Lambshead Ranch, Lubbock, Texas water tower, cargo plane, Texas Tech Dairy Barn celebration, Marsha Sharp, horses, Tulsa, Oklahoma flood, and Texas Tech football and basketball players.

Harley Shannon was a well-known Lubbock photographer. He owned the Heritage Studios where he conducted most of his work since 1983 and worked with the national livestock board in Humboldt, Iowa. He duplicated prints from the Frank Reeves photo collection for a Southwest Collection grant project. Shannon also photographed activities from the National Cowboy Symposium.

Shannon, Harley
Photograph Collection, undated
9,161 prints, 3,689 negatives, 105 postcards, 22 oversized
SWCPC 861 F1

Collection comprises mainly old restored images and portraits. Subjects include ranching and cowboys, rodeos, 144th Infantry Division in WW I, Irish military, early farm equipment, "King of Harmony" musical group, seed advertising and the 1940 APO chapter at Texas Tech. Family photos include A. C. and Rebecca Butler, J. C. and Rudolphina Melcher and the Romanov royal family of Russia. Other scenes are from Post, Haskell, Whitharral and San Angelo, Texas.

Owner of the Heritage Studio in Lubbock, Texas, Harley Shannon specialized in photo copying and restoration.

Shannon, James A.
Photograph Collection, 1900-1964
38 copy prints

Consists of photographs of Shafter, Texas (1900-1964), and bulks with photographs of the Presidio Mining Company (ca. 1910). The collection also contains a photograph of Senator Pete Snelson (1964).

James A. Shannon worked as a teamster for the army at Fort Davis and later was employed as a supervisor for the Presidio Mining Company at Shafter, Texas. Shafter, in southwestern Presidio County, was named for the Fort Davis commander, Colonel William R. Shafter. This silver mining town supports a population of approximately 1,000.

Sherman, Texas
Photograph Collection, 1908-1956
87 B/W copy prints and 87 B/W negatives

Consists of groups of people, architecture, oil drilling equipment, agricultural fields, an airport, and a cotton mill.

Sherman is the county seat of Grayson County, Texas. During World War II Perrin Army Air field, located in Sherman, trained pilots. Its name was later changed to Perrin Air Force Base. The economy of Sherman is based on manufacturing clothing, rifles, hospital products and electronic components.

Shield Family
Photograph Collection, 1889-1921, 1945-1971
50 copy prints

Consists of photographs of the Elgean Shield family and their ranch near Santa Anna, Texas, and bulks with family photographs (1900-1920). The collection also contains photographs of downtown Santa Anna (ca. 1900), the dissection of a cadaver in medical school (ca. 1899), a camp-out of young people (1902), a Spanish-American War soldier (undated), and a Woodmen of the World parade (1906).

The Shield family settled near Santa Anna, Texas, in eastern Coleman County during the late nineteenth century. Leonidas Lafayette Shield became a successful rancher and merchant in the area. His son, Elgean, was an army officer in Asia during World War II. Following the war, he managed the Shield Ranch and began oil production on the range lands.

Silvey, Kathryn Mattox
Photograph Collection, undated
8 B/W copy prints and 14 B/W negatives

Bulks with individuals and Mattox family siblings. Photographs of the Perry Washington Mattox Family. Mrs. Silvey is Perry’s granddaughter.

Simmons, Mae
Photograph Collection, 1930-1972
10 copy prints
SWCPC 57 (K) E10

Consists of photographs from Mae Simmons' professional and personal life (1940-1972) and bulks with photographs of her personal life (ca. 1940).

Born in 1909, Mae Simmons began teaching in a one room school at Henrietta, Texas, in 1938. In 1943, she moved to Lubbock, Texas, where she taught for twenty-nine years. From 1948 to 1965, Simmons served as principal of Ella Iles Elementary, and was a leader in the black community throughout this period. A city park and community center in Lubbock bear her name.

Simpson, Sammie
Photograph Collection, 1905-1909 and undated
10 copy prints

Includes pictures of cotton workers, gins, wagons Lubbock aerial views and photos of other towns including Anson, Texas.

Sims, Bill
Photograph Collection, 1989-1990
850 B/W contact sheets
SWCPC 519 E1-E8

Contains images of Texas legislator, Senator Bill Sims, and fellow lawmakers during the 69th and 71st legislative sessions. Includes posed images and those showing work on the Senate floor. Bulks with Senate activities. Texas Senator Bill Sims of San Angelo represents the 24th legislative district which encompasses a large part of West Texas.

Six–State High Plains – Ogallala Aquifer Area Study
Photograph Collection, 1974–1982 and undated
9 B/W photo prints
SWCPC 735 E1

This collection consists of various photographs related to the research involved with the Six–State High Plains – Ogallala Aquifer Area Study. All items deal with water in the Ogallala aquifer as a resource for the region. There are nine photographs, each of unidentified men and women conducting presentations and using several maps during a conference. 

The Six–State High Plains Ogallala Aquifer Area Study also known as the High Plains Study began in 1976 with federal funding to examine the present and future water resources. Targeting the water sensitive region, which included Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico and Nebraska the study was empowered to formulate plans that would increase water supplies. The entire study was highly organized from the review board, project director and manager and technical consulting panel. The project was broken into their respected levels from State Research to Regional Assessments and Administration.

Slagle, Alton
Photograph Collection, undated
640 B/W photos and postcards, 910 negatives

Early Lubbock, family and friends, several of an early baseball game. Other images include New York City (nightlife, Broadway, 1972 flood, Ellis Island), Grand Canyon, Saudi Arabia, Cypress Gardens and the Ruidoso Summer Festival. The collection also features U.S. Air Force altitude training and Navy bases in Antarctica, Japan and Hawaii.

Al Slagle was the son of A. B. Slagle, editor of
Southwest Crop and Stock magazine. He served in the U.S. Navy, graduated from Texas Tech, then took a Master's degree in journalism at Columbia University. After working at the Honolulu Star Bulletin he worked in New York as roving reporter for the Daily News, covering the U.S. space program and stories all over the world. His sister is Jo Stone, editor of Lubbock's Golden Gazette monthly tabloid.

Slaughter, C. C.
Photograph Collection, undated
3 B/W prints
SWCPC 154 E18-E20

This collection consists of an image of a house with many people in front, C. C. Slaughter in a Coach pulled by four white horses, a house with his wife and eight children.

Christopher Columbus Slaughter was born on February 9, 1837 in Sabine County, Texas. Educated at home, he acquired expertise in herding and later became a ranching pioneer, banker, and philanthropist. In 1877 he established one of the largest ranches in West Texas. He also helped organize the North West Cattle Raiser's Association and later served as President. He was the first President of the National Beef Producers and the Butcher's Association, where he later became known as the "Cattle King" of Texas. In 1884 he helped establish the American National Bank, which evolved by 1905 into the American Exchange National Bank. He was vice president from its organization until his death on January 25, 1919.

Slaughter Family
Photograph Collection, 1883-1949 and undated
195 photo prints, 117 negatives, and 5 contact sheets

Consists of photographs of members of the Slaughter family, interiors and exteriors of their residences, gardens, cattle, and ranching scenes.

Slaughter family members are descendents of George Webb Slaughter and Mary Jane Mason. They were the parents of eleven children. George Webb Slaughter moved to Sabine County, Texas in 1830. He served as a courier under Sam Houston and is credited with delivering a message to Travis at the Alamo. In 1857 Slaughter, an ordained Baptist minister, set up a ranch north of present Palo Pinto. In addition to preaching and ranching, he practiced medicine. With his son Christopher Columbus, Slaughter began driving herds to Kansas in 1870. Slaughter lived in Emporia, Kansas until 1876, when he dissolved his partnership with C. C. and returned to Texas to ranch in partnership with another son, Peter Slaughter. George Webb Slaughter died at Palo Pinto on March 19, 1895.

"Slingin" Sammy Baugh Classic
Photograph Collection, 1999
50 color prints and 50 color negatives
SWCPC 761 E1

Photos of the 1st Annual "Slingin" Sammy Baugh Golf Classic golf tournament showing action stills and players. The photographs were taken by a SWC staff when they visited Colorado City, Texas on July 16-17, 1999. Sammy Baugh was one of the games true iron men. Playing for the Washington Redskins, he perfected the forward pass. Also, he was an accomplished punter and a safety.

Smith, Billie Rhodes
Photograph Collection, 1973
22 B/W copy prints

Is comprised of images of the Confederate grave marker of DeWitt County Sheriff John "Jack" Helms. Includes family members gathered around the grave in the early 1970s.

Jack Helms was sheriff of DeWitt County, Texas from 1869 until his death in 1873. Billie Rhodes was born in Stanton, Texas in 1928 and married Dale B. Smith in 1949, and later moved to Big Spring, Texas. Jack Helms was a relative on her father's side.

Smith, Lon
Photograph Collection, 1880-1910
11 copy prints

Consists of photographs of the Lon Smith family (1880-1910) and bulks with portraits. The Smith family came from Mississippi in the 1880s, and settled in north Texas. In 1910, Dr. Lon Smith joined his older brother, George, and established a successful, pioneer medical clinic in Floydada, Texas.

Smith, Marlin R., Jr.
Photograph Collection, 1892-1943
5 copy prints
SWCPC 57 (I) E28

Consists of photographs of Lubbock, Texas (1892-1943), and bulks with photographs of landscape scenes (1892-1925). The collection also contains a photograph of Lubbock's first Planning Commission (ca. 1943).

An engineer from Coleman, Texas, Marlin R. Smith, Jr. became a city engineer for Lubbock in 1926. He also served twice as city manager of Lubbock from 1942-1945 and 1947-1949.

Smith, Preston
Photograph Collection, 1969
22 copy prints

The collection features the political career of Preston Smith, governor of Texas, in 1969, and focuses on inaugural ceremonies held in Austin, Texas.

Preston Smith grew up on farms in Williamson and Dawson Counties of West Texas. He attended Texas Technological College and, in 1935, married Ima Smith. Smith operated motion picture theaters in Lubbock, Texas, during the 1930s. In 1944, he was elected to the Texas state legislature. After serving as lieutenant governor, he became governor of Texas in 1968.

Smith, Preston E.
Photograph Collection, 1970
39 B/W negatives and 4 B/W contact sheets
SWCPC 439 E3

This collection consists of images of Preston E. Smith during the 1970 Texas Drive Friendly Campaign.

Preston is a Texas Tech Administrator. From 1944-1950 he was a Texas State Representative and in 1956 and 1960 he held the State Senate position. In 1962 he gained the lieutenant governor’s position and later became Texas governor. He served two terms as governor, 1968 and 1970, and helped to establish Medical and Law Schools at Texas Tech University.

Smith, Preston
Photograph Collection, 1970-1995 and undated
8 photo prints and copy prints and 8 photo negatives

Contains photographs relating to Preston Smith’s political career and images of Texas Governor Preston Smith signing legislation authorizing the construction and founding of a medical school for Texas Tech University in the early 1970s.

From 1944-1950 he was a Texas State Representative and in 1956 and 1960 he held the State Senate position. In 1962 he gained the lieutenant governor’s position and later became Texas governor. He served two terms as governor, 1968 and 1970, and helped to establish Medical and Law Schools at Texas Tech University.

Smith, Preston
Photograph Collection, undated
12 prints
SWCPC 849 E1

Photos of Preston Smith

Smith Family
Photograph Collection, 1957-1969
11 color prints and 5 B/W prints
SWCPC 753 E1

This collection consists of various family photographs of the Smith family. Included in the collection are photos of older gentlemen, young girls, baby photos, a young boy, an older couple, a young woman, a young man with a graduation gown, and a married couple.

These were found in a garage and were part of the property acquired by the donor, Harvey Lee Smith, who owns and operates several real estate parcels in Brownwood. Smith family members included Harvey Lee Smith, Lelia Smith, and David Smith.

Snow, Russell
Photograph Collection, 1900-1920
43 copy prints
SWCPC 403, E1-E3

Consists of photographs of tent shows (1900-1920). Russell Snow toured and performed with the Harley Sadler tent show into the 1920s.

Soash, Texas
Photograph Collection, 1909
1 B/W copy negative

Includes image of the Fourth of July celebration in Soash, Texas in 1909. Soash, Texas was established by William Pulver Soash in 1909 as part of a land development project in northwestern Howard County. Soash, from Iowa, contracted to buy more than 100,000 acres from Christopher Slaughter to build a town and businesses. Soash overextended himself and his ideas dried up in the drought between 1909 and 1912.

Society for Range Management (Texas Section)
Photograph Collection, 1949-1988 and undated
14 color prints, 920 B/W prints, 8 B/W contact sheets, 419 B/W negatives, 378 color slides
SWCPC 797 E1

The collection details the activities of the Texas Section of the Society of Range Management. Images include Society functions, such as its annual meetings, field trips to various ranch lands, judging contests, and lectures. Many photos show various soil experiments as well as some methods of range management implemented to the land. Also, included are group and individual photos of society members.

Established in 1948, the purpose of the Society for Range Management (SRM) is to study, conserve, manage, and sustain the varied resources of range lands around the world. Founded in 1950, the Texas Section of the SRM sponsors a diverse range of activities to achieve these goals in Texas. These include field days, symposiums, tours, a general meeting held annually, and the publication of a newsletter. Sam Coleman served on various committees and was archivist of the SRM, Texas Section. He served as the Texas Section president in 1982.

Solis, Eliseo
Photograph Collection, 1947-1986 and undated
71 B/W copy prints: 3-½ x 5 and 71 negatives: 35 mm

Bulks with individuals, groups of people, building structures, celebrations, military photos.

Eliseo Solis was County Commissioner of Lubbock for a number of years. He was an activist in the Chicano movement as well as politically involved in the City of Lubbock. He has participated in neighborhood awareness programs and voter registration. Born in Levelland in January 12, 1946, Solis graduated from Texas Tech University and Wichita State University.

Solis, Helen T.
Photograph Collection, 1957
1 B/W print

Collection contains image of Ladies Dinner, Standard Brands Pecan Plant, San Antonio, Texas, 1957.

Sonora, Texas
Photograph Collection, 1870-1965
140 copy prints

Consists of photographs of Sonora and Sutton County, Texas (1870-1965), and bulks with photographs of Sonora, Texas (1905-1920).

Sutton County lies on the ridge of the Edwards Plateau in southwestern Texas. Fort Terrett, founded in 1852, was the first settlement in the county and, in 1890, Sutton County was organized with Sonora as the county seat. The Panhandle and Santa Fe railroad reached Sonora in 1931. Ranching is the economic base of the county.

Southern Mills Company (Dallas, Texas)
Photograph Collection, 1907
1 photo print

Consists of a photograph of the interior of the Southern Mills Company in Dallas, Texas (ca. 1907). Mr. H. T. Graves and Mr. Harry Chism are shown sitting at their desks.

Southern Pacific Railroad
Photograph Collection, 1955-1960
9 copy prints

Consists of photographs of Southern Pacific Railway trains and tracks in West Texas (1955-1960), and bulks with photographs of Southern Pacific trains (1955-1960). These include photographs of Southern Pacific's Sunset Limited (1955); men repairing the track (1955); a one hundred-car Southern Pacific Freight Train; and Horseshoe Bend near Sierra Blanca.

The Southern Pacific Railroad system in Texas began with the state's first railroad, the Buffalo Bayou, Brazos, and Colorado, built from Galveston to San Antonio. Following the Civil War, C. P. Huntington of the Southern Pacific acquired this line along with four other major lines in Texas. By 1884, the Southern Pacific had become a transcontinental system reaching from New York to San Francisco. The railway operates over 3,000 miles of track in Texas with its headquarters in Houston.

Southwest Athletic Conference
Photograph Collection, undated
10,840 prints, slides, contact sheets and negatives

Consists of various activities of the Southwest Conference from collegiate basketball, football, baseball, track and field, swimming, golf, tennis, women’s sports, administrators, social events, luncheons, staff portraits, and other media coverage. The collection show samples from each of the conference members: University of Texas, Texas Tech, Rice University, University of Houston, Baylor University, Texas A&M, Southern Methodist University, University of Arkansas, and Texas Christian University. For further details, click here:

The Southwest Conference was an athletic organization headquartered in Dallas, Texas that began on May 6, 1914 and represented the universities from a particular region of the United States, namely Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Towards the end, the Conference represented schools from Texas. It closed its doors in June 30, 1996 and ended one of the greatest athletic conferences in the U. S.

Southwest Collection
Photograph Collection, 1976-1997
9 color contact sheets; 203 color photo negatives; 13 color slides and 3 photo prints
SWCPC 531 E1-13

Collection contains images of the grand opening of the Southwest Collection /Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, April 1-4, 1997. Includes images of staff, dignitaries, guest speakers, West Texas Historical Association, audiences and university administrators. Bulks with images of staff from the past. Also one image of yucca plant on the Spade Ranch in West Texas (1985). Also includes images of C.C. Slaughter family reunion, Texas Tech Textile Research Center machines, groundbreaking ceremony for new facility completed in 1997, Texas Tech University officials and board members. Southwest Collection staff members took the photographs and turned them over to the SWC for processing. See also SWCPC 326 at Miscellaneous.

The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library at Texas Tech University houses manuscripts, books, photographs, periodicals, microfilm and other materials documenting the history of the Southwest. The Spade Ranch began operations near Renderbrook Springs in Mitchell County, twenty-five miles south of Colorado City, Texas in the early 1880s. By 1887, the ranch stretched across four counties and 300,000 acres.

Southwestern Crop and Stock
Photograph Collection, 1943-1963
6,337 copy prints

Consists of photographs used in the periodical, Southwestern Crop and Stock (1943-1946; 1947-1963), and bulks with photographs of agriculture and/or ranching (1947-1963).

The periodical began publication in Lubbock, Texas, in 1947. For over twenty years, the magazine represented the views of farmers, ranchers, and agricultural interests in West Texas and the Southwest.

Spade Ranch (Texas)
Photograph Collection, 1900-1932
43 photos, 14 copy prints, 63 copy negatives
SWCPC 393 E1-E4

Consists of photographs of people, places, and daily activities on the Spade Ranch on the South Plains of Texas (1900-1932), and includes prints of the last roundup on the ranch in 1924.

Isaac Ellwood, inventor of barbed wire fencing, established the Spade Renderbrook Ranch near Colorado City, Texas, in 1889. Through the 1930s, the ranch averaged over 5,000 head of cattle on 128,000 acres, which included parts of Lamb, Hockley, Lubbock, and Hale Counties.

Sparks, Eddie
Photograph Collection, 1880-1895
13 B/W copy prints

Includes late 19th century images of New Mexico including people, locomotives and tunnel, Albuquerque, Raton, Mora and Apache canyons, Fort Union, Lake Valley, Laguna Pueblo, Glorietta, and Las Vegas. Bulks with images of locomotives.

Spiller, Wade F.
Photograph Collection, 1890-1959
36 copy prints

Consists of photographs of the Spiller family and their residences (1890-1930; 1959).

Wade F. Spiller came to McCulloch County, Texas with his family in 1865. He established a ranch at the foot of the Brady Mountains, and in 1900 he bought a general merchandise store in the town of Voca. Spiller married Betty Davis in 1881. Their son, Ed, continued the ranching business and became a successful horse trainer.

Spiller, Wayne
Photograph Collection, undated
109 photo prints and 11 copy prints

This collection consists of individuals and groups of people from the agriculture industry to aviation. Wayne Spiller’s father owned a cattle business in Voca, McCulloch County, Texas. Mr. Spiller is a historian and writer of ranching and the west. He has written articles for True West and has written about the history of McCulloch County.

Spoede, Robert W.
Photograph Collection, 1905-1915
23 copy prints
SWCPC 301 E3

Consists of photographs of the ranch and coal mining businesses belonging to William Whipple Johnson (1905-1915). Included are the American Coal Mining Co. (ca. 1910); the Johnson family mausoleum (ca. 1910); and the Strawn railroad station (ca. 1910).

Robert W. Spoede wrote a thesis on William Whipple Johnson for his master's degree from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. He then continued his graduate work at the College of William and Mary in Virginia.

Spur Ranch (Texas)
Photograph Collection, 1890-1915
17 copy prints

Consists of photographs of the working cowboys at the Spur Ranch in Dickens County, Texas (1890-1915).

In 1879, M. M. Hall established the Spur Brand, using it on a herd of cattle he located near Soldier's Mount in Dickens County, Texas. He sold his Dickens County interests to the Espuela Land and Cattle Company in 1882. The 243,000 acre ranch was later sold to Svante M. Swenson and Sons in 1907. The Spur Ranch continues to breed Angus Cattle on 80,000 acres of the original holdings.

Stamford, Texas
Photograph Collection, 1898-1949
51 copy prints
SWCPC 132 E1-E7

This collection consists of photographs of Stamford, Texas (1898-1949), and also contains photographs of Stamford College (1907) and the Mackenzie Trail marker (1968).

Stamford, Texas, in northwestern Jones county, was developed by the Texas Central Railroad in 1899 and incorporated as a town in 1900. The section of land owned by Svante M. Swenson became the center of a large cotton and wheat production area. Since 1930, Stamford has been host to the Texas Cowboy Reunion, the world's largest amateur rodeo and celebration, held annually during the Fourth of July holidays. The town currently numbers around 4,500 people.

Stamford, Texas
Photograph Collection, undated
14 B/W copy prints: various sizes
SWCPC 132 E8

This collection consists of photographs of street scenes and architecture in Stamford, Texas. Stamford, Texas is located on the northern border of Jones County. In 1900 H. McHarg, president of the Texas Central Railroad, named the site for his hometown in Connecticut. It is the home of the Texas Cowboy Reunion, an annual event on the Fourth of July that has thrived since 1930. It is a trade center for three surrounding counties.

Stangel, W. L.
Photograph Collection, 1918 and undated
5 B/W panoramics
SWCPC 791 E1

Collection contains photos of grain harvest, cattle, and a military battalion. One image shows a long mound of grain with railroad and train in the background. The image of the army battalion was taken November 21, 1918.

Wenzel Louis (W. L.) Stangel was born on August 16, 1889 in the town named after his father and uncle, Stangelville, Wisconsin. In 1897, his family moved to Bryan, Texas. In 1915, Stangel graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture. After receiving a Master of Science in Animal Husbandry from the University of Missouri, he took a faculty position at Texas A&M. During World War I, Stangel served in the Ninetieth Division. In 1925, Stangel joined the first faculty at Texas Technological College. As chairman of the Animal Husbandry Department and, later, Dean of Agriculture, Stangel became an agricultural leader in the southwest. Active in several agricultural organizations, W.L. Stangel served as president of the Panhandle-Plains Dairy Show, the National Block and Bridle Club, and the Texas Agricultural Workers’ Association. Stangel died on May 16, 1978 in Lubbock, Texas.

Stanley Family
Photograph Collection, 1860-1944
25 copy prints

Consists of photographs of the Stanley family (1860; 1885-1915; 1944), and includes photographs of hunters drying deer carcasses (1902) and men in front of a "Frisco" line railroad caboose.

The Stanley family lived near San Antonio, Texas, during the last years of the nineteenth century. Joseph A. Stanley worked as a produce salesman in Corpus Christi and served in the volunteer army during the Spanish American War.

Steen, Brad
Photograph Collection, undated
5 prints, 3 of them are mounted
SWCPC 847 E1

Early photos of Floyd County.

Stehlik, John E.
Photograph Collection, 1920-1958
36 B/W prints
SWCPC 819 E1

One photo album mostly with Stehlik and Holan family portraits. Also has images of Littlefield, Texas town scenes and rural home images.

John Edward Stehlik, Sr. was born in June 3, 1880 and died December 26, 1958. His wife was Annie Stehlik, born in November 6, 1881 and died in September 3, 1959. Both were born in Czechoslovakia. John Stehlik operated a grist mill in Littlefield and Anton, Texas. He was also a carpenter and built many of the early homes in both towns. At one time he had a hatchery and raised chickens. His brothers were Michael and Andrew both from Czechoslovakia. John and Annie had two children, John Edward, Jr. and Lillian Anne.

Stephens, Carriewood Cleveland
Photograph Collection, 1899-1960
11 copy prints, 14 copy negatives

This collection is a portrait of a pioneer family from Lamesa, Texas (ca. 1899-1960), which bulks with family photographs from the Solomon E. Cleveland family and the Mattie May Wheeler family.

Solomon Cleveland and his wife, Mattie May Wheeler Cleveland, settled in Dawson County in 1904 and farmed in the area around Lamesa, Texas. Their daughter, Carriewood Cleveland Stephens, taught school and wrote a history of her family.

Stephens County, Texas
Slide Collection, undated
35 B/W slides: 35mm

This collection bulks with slides containing images of groups of people and architecture. Stephens County, in west-central Texas, was organized in 1876. It is named for Confederate Vice-President Alexander H. Stephens. The economy is based on oil, agribusiness, recreation, and manufacturing

Stephenville, Texas, Historical Museum
Photograph Collection, 1864-1962
371 B/W copy prints

Includes images of pioneers, athletic teams, ex-slaves, businessmen, civil war veterans, family portraits, school group portraits, church groups, a baptism, law enforcement officers, musicians, church groups, oil wells, service stations, a baptism, airplane, and students. Bulks with pioneers.

In 1869, banker and lawyer J. D. Berry bought 10.5 acres in Stephenville, Texas and built a Gothic Revival style residence. The city of Stephenville acquired the building in 1967 and restored it as a local

Stereoscope and Lantern Slides
Photograph Collection, undated
689 B/W lantern slides and 188 B/W stereoscopes
SWCPC 729 E1

This collection consists of images from throughout the world of mountains, rivers, valleys, and travel scenes. Both the stereoscopes and lantern slides are numbered in a series. This is a collection of stereoscopes and lantern slides from an unknown donor.

Sterling County, Texas
Photograph Collection, 1905-1906 and undated
2 B/W copy prints and 2 negatives

Consists of photographs of a deer hunt and a Confederate reunion at Sterling City. Sterling County in western Texas is named for W. S. Sterling, a buffalo hunter and rancher who may have been the first permanent settler in the area. It was organized in 1891 and Sterling City is the county seat. The economy of the county is based on oil, ranching and hunting leases.

Stevens, Johnny
Photograph Collection, 1908-1959
8 contact prints, 75 copy prints

Consists of photographs of ranch life and daily activities on the Matador Ranch in West Texas (1908-1959).

Johnny Stevens began work for the Matador Land and Cattle Company in 1939 and became superintendent of the Matador Division in 1946. During the 1950s, he served as Matador Ranch manager.

Stokes, Glendon
Photograph Collection, undated
22 Negatives
SWCPC 880 E1

Images from O'Donnell, Texas.

Stokes, William N., Jr.
Photograph Collection, 1960-1972
115 B/W copy prints
SWCPC 105-105(A)

Consists of photographs of William N. Stokes, Jr.'s travels through the Big Bend region of Texas (1960), and also contains photographs of Vermejo Ranch, New Mexico, and Capote Falls (1960).

William N. Stokes, Jr. of Vernon, Texas, earned a degree from Yale University School of Law and then served as a communication officer in the U. S. Navy during World War II. After the war, he established a law practice in Dallas, but soon became involved in farm credit administration. From 1956 to 1971, he served as president of the Federal Intermediate Credit Band of Houston. Stokes wrote several reminiscences of his travels through the Big Bend region of Texas.

Stone, Jo
Photograph Collection, 1917
2 B/W prints, 1 B/W copy, 3 negatives
SWCPC 775 E1

Team photo of Lubbock High School baseball players ca. 1917 featuring 12 members. The names are listed on the back for reference. On the second row and second from left is A. B. "Ben" Slagle, who played catcher. Jo Stone is the daughter of Ben Slagle.

West Texas sports were and are a major impact on South Plains communities. They serve as entertainment for people looking for a way to participate in spirit and fun.

Stone, Jo S.
Photograph Collection, undated
48 prints
SWCPC 858 E1

Photos of indentified and unidentified people and events, some from Texas Tech in the 1940s.

Stonewall County, Texas
Photograph Collection, 1920-1970
5 copy prints

This is an artificial collection of photographs of Stonewall County, Texas.

Stovall, Allan A.
Photograph Collection, 1890-1968
53 photos

Consists of photographs of the Stovall family and people and places in the Edwards County area of Texas (1890-1968).

Stovall served as a judge for Edwards County, Texas, during the mid-twentieth century. He collected photographs and other materials for his books,
Breaks of the Balcones and Nueces Headwater Country.

Stricklin, Alton
Photograph Collection, 1933-1971
27 copy prints
SWCPC 356 E4, E8

Consists of photographs of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (1933-1971) and also includes a photo of the Magnolia Petroleum Building in Dallas, Texas (ca. 1938).

Alton Stricklin of Grandview, Texas, joined Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys in 1935 while they were in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He played piano with the band.

Struve, Arno
Photograph Collection, 1880-1929
35 copy prints
SWCPC 350 E1

This collection contains photographs of the people in the Struve and Hoffman family.

Arno Struve was born in Abernathy, Texas in 1912. His father, Fritz, opened a grocery store in Abernathy which later expanded to become Struve Department Store.

Studhalter, Richard
Photograph Collection, 1935
10 B/W photo prints
SWCPC 372 E2

Collection contains images of the 1935 Texas Technological College Yaqui Expedition to Mexico. Bulks with same.

Ruth Studhalter was the wife of Richard Arthur Studhalter, an original faculty member and first head of the biology department at Texas Technological College (Texas Tech University), Lubbock, Texas. Studhalter accompanied William Curry Holden to Mexico to study the Yaqui culture in the 1930s.

Sutherland, Ross
Photograph Collection, 1936
14 copy prints

Consists of photographs of Ross Sutherland in Ten Sleep, Wyoming (1936), and bulks with photographs of Sutherland participating in rodeo activities (1936). The collection also contains a photograph of a mule train (1936).

Ross Sutherland of Ten Sleep, Wyoming, began working on area ranches in 1918 as a cowboy, sheepherder, and heavy equipment operator. Over the years he raised cattle and sheep while rotating between other jobs, such as mining and sugar processing. During the 1930s, Sutherland also made extra money as a rodeo clown.

Sweetwater, Texas
Photograph Collection, 1870-1970
144 copy prints

Consists of photographs of people, residences, businesses, and street scenes of Sweetwater, Texas (1870-1970), and bulks with photographs of residences and street scenes (1870-1920). These include photographs of the Confederate Veteran's reunion (undated); the Presbyterian Ladies Quilting Club (1900); a Broom sewing machine (1949); a log cabin (undated); and the United Daughters of the Confederacy (undated).

Sweetwater, Texas, began in 1877 as a trading post for buffalo hunters on the banks of Sweetwater Creek in north central Nolan County. The town is located on the Texas and Pacific Railroad and became the county seat in 1881. Sweetwater became a local shipping and packing center during the early twentieth century. The Midwest Livestock Exposition is held annually in Sweetwater.

Swenson Land and Cattle Company (Texas)
Photograph Collection, 1910-1940
494 copy prints
SWCPC 123 (A)-(D)

Consists of photographs of the people, livestock, equipment, buildings, and ranching scenes of the Swenson Land and Cattle Company (1910-1940).

Svante Magnus Swenson came to Texas from Sweden in 1836. With his sons, Swenson acquired extensive property around Stamford in West Texas. In 1880, the sons, Eric and Swen, established a herd of cattle and began ranching. They purchased 100 head of registered Herefords in 1906 to begin the present purebred herds. In 1926, the family incorporated as the Swenson Land and Cattle Company. This company operates four ranches: Throckmorton Ranch in Throckmorton County; Tongue River Ranch in King, Cottle, Motley, and Dickens counties; Spur Ranch in Garza and Kent counties; and Flat Top Ranch in Jones, Haskell, and Stonewall counties.